Tom Lane <t...@sss.pgh.pa.us> writes: > IIRC, a lot of the basic behavior of the inet/cidr types was designed by > Paul Vixie (though he's not to blame for their I/O presentation). > So I'm inclined to doubt that they're as broken as Stephen claims.
The ip4r extension's main use case is range lookups. You get an ip and want to know what range it's in: GiST indexing makes that operation damn fast, and the ip4r datatype is quite flexible about what a range is. Apparently core types are solving other problems, that I never had to solve myself, so I never used them. Installing ip4r in a database is routine operation, I could accept having that by default without blinking now. Regards, -- Dimitri Fontaine http://2ndQuadrant.fr PostgreSQL : Expertise, Formation et Support -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers